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The Visitor 12" by Grouper & Ilyas Ahmed is available from http://littleaxerecords.com, under distributed titles.

I'd been looking for it for a while.

Super Receptor (Barnaby, Hardly), Wednesday, 4 January 2012 09:17 (2 years ago) Permalink

“Spent the last two weeks writing sketches/demos for forthcoming collaboration between me and Grouper for the upcoming Ninja Tune Bug album.”

http://www.factmag.com/2012/01/11/the-bug-working-with-grouper-on-new-album/

Rapper rejoins fat man's co-op (NickB), Thursday, 12 January 2012 11:17 (2 years ago) Permalink

yeah, very interested in how that's going to turn out

Chris S, Thursday, 12 January 2012 11:28 (2 years ago) Permalink

Me too! Maybe like a droney lo-fi, dubbed out version of Liz Frasier with Massive Attack?

Rapper rejoins fat man's co-op (NickB), Thursday, 12 January 2012 11:30 (2 years ago) Permalink

err, Liz Fraser obv

Rapper rejoins fat man's co-op (NickB), Thursday, 12 January 2012 11:33 (2 years ago) Permalink

totally, in a general sense, although hopefully very much its own thing as well

it's nice seeing this new Ethereal/Witchy Girls + Beats sound happening in a lot of places, as that's prob one of my fav combinations ever

Chris S, Thursday, 12 January 2012 11:45 (2 years ago) Permalink

1 month passes...

Feebs K-Tel (NickB), Friday, 2 March 2012 12:43 (2 years ago) Permalink

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

ಠ﹏ಠ (diamonddave85), Friday, 2 March 2012 15:44 (2 years ago) Permalink

THIS IS LIKE A DREAM COLLAB

ಠ﹏ಠ (diamonddave85), Friday, 2 March 2012 15:44 (2 years ago) Permalink

Albums out in a couple of weeks time on Kranky (which makes sense cos the sound of that song is 100% pure essence of Kranky tbh).

Feebs K-Tel (NickB), Friday, 2 March 2012 15:47 (2 years ago) Permalink

2 weeks pass...

anyone hear this yet?

the girl from spirea x (f. hazel), Thursday, 22 March 2012 03:29 (2 years ago) Permalink

I've only given it a couple of cursory listens on spotify while I've been doing other things so I've not really formed a full impression of it yet, but it seems to be nicely split between dronier ambient soundscapes and folkier tunes with acoustic guitar (which I guess is the Tiny Viper side of things? Don't really know her work very well).

This song is very, very lovely btw and the most immediate track on the record:

Valéry Giscard d'Staind (NickB), Thursday, 22 March 2012 09:30 (2 years ago) Permalink

^ top ten track of the year sort of stuff for me i would say

Valéry Giscard d'Staind (NickB), Thursday, 22 March 2012 09:33 (2 years ago) Permalink

Enjoying Jesy Fortino's voice on this, reminds me a bit of Marcy Mays from Scrawl. Definitely going to have to listen to more Tiny Vipers.

Valéry Giscard d'Staind (NickB), Thursday, 22 March 2012 11:51 (2 years ago) Permalink

tiny vipers - life on earth is in my top 10 of all time

i like the mirrorring album quite a bit, but it's hard to separate it from my overwhelming expectations and desires for a new tiny vipers album

grimes - (the elder scrolls iv:) oblivion (diamonddave85), Thursday, 22 March 2012 15:24 (2 years ago) Permalink

tiny vipers - life on earth is in my top 10 of all time

Am listening to this album right now btw. It's good!

Valéry Giscard d'Staind (NickB), Thursday, 22 March 2012 15:32 (2 years ago) Permalink

2 weeks pass...

folkier tunes with acoustic guitar (which I guess is the Tiny Viper side of things? Don't really know her work very well).

yep, the song-oriented stuff is straight from Tiny Vipers' two Sub Pop albums, both gorgeous, but way more straightforward and tuneful than Liz' work as Grouper. the Mirrorring album is lovely and strikes pretty much an exact midpoint between their two styles. i wrote about it here in detail.

ilxor, Sunday, 8 April 2012 02:46 (2 years ago) Permalink

Looks like the AIA double album is getting a CD release on Kranky at some point in the near future. That'll be nice.

the girl from spirea x (f. hazel), Sunday, 8 April 2012 03:12 (2 years ago) Permalink

yesssssss!!

ilxor, Sunday, 8 April 2012 03:16 (2 years ago) Permalink

oh that's cool.

the mirroring record is nice. liz quietly harmonising with/echoing tiny vipers is gorgeous.

& i went to see grouper's tape loop thing a couple of weeks ago, & only caught the end. swirly.

john-claude van donne (schlump), Sunday, 8 April 2012 15:47 (2 years ago) Permalink

Looks like the AIA double album is getting a CD release on Kranky at some point in the near future. That'll be nice.

― the girl from spirea x (f. hazel), Saturday, April 7, 2012 8:12 PM (Yesterday) Bookmark

and probably cheaper than buying the FLAC files, this is good news.

Flat Of NAGLs (sleeve), Sunday, 8 April 2012 16:09 (2 years ago) Permalink

goodness me this mirroring album is beautiful.

michael nyman cat (Merdeyeux), Tuesday, 10 April 2012 04:26 (2 years ago) Permalink

finally got my finances sorted and ordered a copy. I will read it with my copy of the Diablo III art book since they are coming in the same package.

the girl from spirea x (f. hazel), Thursday, 12 April 2012 16:26 (2 years ago) Permalink

1 month passes...

got the A I A two CD set on Kranky, just now hearing Dream Loss for the first time, awesome & immersive... "Atone" is gorgeous.. haven't even gotten to Alien Observer yet.

ilxor, Saturday, 19 May 2012 16:08 (2 years ago) Permalink

anyone heard Violet Replacement?

ilxor, Saturday, 19 May 2012 16:08 (2 years ago) Permalink

that is literally the ONE grouper release i wasn't able to get. such a bummer...i've heard its beautiful. going for a lot of money on discogs now, obv.

jonathan - stl, Sunday, 20 May 2012 03:24 (2 years ago) Permalink

I predict an LP pressing of Violet Replacement down the road.

Badmotorfinger Debate Club (MFB), Sunday, 20 May 2012 05:15 (2 years ago) Permalink

wait isn't violet replacement like 2hrs+

blossom smulch (schlump), Sunday, 20 May 2012 17:47 (2 years ago) Permalink

I predict a $46 pressing limited to only 300 special edition LPs that sell out before I can figure out that they're even on sale somewhere

Mad God 40/40 (Z S), Sunday, 20 May 2012 18:29 (2 years ago) Permalink

otm

Badmotorfinger Debate Club (MFB), Sunday, 20 May 2012 18:33 (2 years ago) Permalink

2 months pass...

Hello,

A curation non-profit from Vancouver BC called Filip is putting out a fragment from a tape collage piece called SLEEP. One-sided vinyl 12". They're on a low budget, made 800.

They have a pre-order button on their website. https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?c ... BVH52CGL7W
Otherwise Little Axe/Mississippi will take orders soon. Everyone has agreed not to charge more than 15$ for this record (it's a little high due to production cost.) If enough people want it I will repress it again later as a YELLOWELECTRIC release.

Thanks, be well

Liz

Barnaby, Hardly, Tuesday, 24 July 2012 09:38 (2 years ago) Permalink

4 months pass...

Hey, thanks for posting this. Always meant to listen to this record, and that link has it streaming. Listening right now and it truly is lovely stuff. I like the guitar playing a lot.

grandavis, Wednesday, 12 December 2012 18:43 (1 year ago) Permalink

^ so nice to read this. it's such a special record. the last place I lived I would listen to it most nights, playing the first side or putting the whole thing on through my ipod & falling asleep to it. the harmonising is so saintly & the guitar playing so affecting. it is so playable a record. i remember walking around a city on a really bright day, feeling ill & with it playing in my headphones, not attentive enough to squint away the sun & feeling like my brain was cotton wool and honey.

http://archive.org/details/unreleased_Grouper_mp3-218

kristof-profiting-from-a-childs-illiteracy.html (schlump), Sunday, 16 December 2012 06:42 (1 year ago) Permalink

I'm going to start signing credit slips by writing Grouper in cursive like that.

the girl from spirea x (f. hazel), Sunday, 16 December 2012 07:48 (1 year ago) Permalink

https://soundcloud.com/kranky/grouper-vital

i almost can't believe we get another grouper album from this time; in its mood & place it feels like unearthing a new gospel or a lost painting. i don't know how this is different from awaiting another of her records, but there's something so specific about the feeling, it feels lucky to hear it.

kristof-profiting-from-a-childs-illiteracy.html (schlump), Thursday, 20 December 2012 19:09 (1 year ago) Permalink

2 weeks pass...

Really enjoying this new-not-new album.

boxedjoy, Tuesday, 8 January 2013 00:51 (1 year ago) Permalink

I listened to it not knowing it was unreleased from 2008 stuff and felt disappointed. Less so now I know! But am chomping at the bit to hear what she does next.

Cragenham Craig (Craigo Boingo), Tuesday, 8 January 2013 01:04 (1 year ago) Permalink

Getting lots of play around my house

Raymond Cummings, Tuesday, 8 January 2013 01:33 (1 year ago) Permalink

i love the new-not-new one! much more than the dual A I A releases tbh

Z S, Tuesday, 8 January 2013 02:25 (1 year ago) Permalink

yeah those left me cold compared to Dead Deer, haven't heard this "new" one. Are there Soundcloud samples or anything?

sleeve, Tuesday, 8 January 2013 02:51 (1 year ago) Permalink

I think there are. I'm on the phone so I can't really search. But if you liked D a D D up the hill you'll definitely like it.

Z S, Tuesday, 8 January 2013 03:12 (1 year ago) Permalink

4 weeks pass...

i like this one a lot!

caek, Tuesday, 5 February 2013 13:29 (1 year ago) Permalink

Can't wait to pick it up, as well as that reissue.

Evan, Tuesday, 5 February 2013 14:31 (1 year ago) Permalink

1 month passes...

I received this e-mail from Mississippi/Little Axe distro about two hours ago. Of interest to those who do not want to be eBay gouged...they are all still there now.

Hi there - I discovered a few boxes of several Grouper titles that are currently out of print. There is a limit of 1 of each item for this stuff and please don't just buy it to flip on ebay or discogs. They will be added to the website this afternoon and come down as soon as the copies are gone.

The available titles will be:

Grouper - Sleep $15
Grouper - Visitor $14
Grouper - Dragging a Dead Deer (self-released 3rd Pressing) $15

http://littleaxerecords.weebly.com/distributed-titles.html

Badmotorfinger Debate Club (MFB), Thursday, 14 March 2013 01:47 (1 year ago) Permalink

thanks for the head's up. just ordered sleep + visitor. also listened to the sample from the Barna Howard on the same page and it sounds great. threw that one in the basket as well.

( ( ( ( ( ( ( (Z S), Thursday, 14 March 2013 02:01 (1 year ago) Permalink

I can't really justify picking these up right now, & there is a bunch of grouper stuff I still haven't got (never had that connective moment with the first record, seeing it in the store makes me want it), but buying grouper records is totally sensible behaviour; I play them way more often than probably anything else I own because they're just such a good environmental contribution to a living space. I don't even mean, wow, nice background music; just that I want to hear them more & more flexibly than I want to put on other lps.

schlump, Thursday, 14 March 2013 02:13 (1 year ago) Permalink

ooh, there's an interesting roy montgomery album up there as well! thanks!

the girl from spirea x (f. hazel), Thursday, 14 March 2013 02:17 (1 year ago) Permalink

her sparse, rhodesy work on her side of her montgomery split is really special

schlump, Thursday, 14 March 2013 02:23 (1 year ago) Permalink

jeez I need to get on that mailing list! I kinda know the Little Axe folks. Thanks for the heads up, I ordered a bunch of that stuff.

sleeve, Thursday, 14 March 2013 14:03 (1 year ago) Permalink


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